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Ron Artest Wanted God To Prevent Infamous Pistons-Pacers Brawl

Oh, God! Oh, God! God? Hey, God?!

Ron Artest does a lot of good things on the basketball court.

Ron Artest says a lot of mindless things off the basketball court.

And if you would like to see some more of that good stuff, you should probably pick up the Dec. 7 issue of Sporting News Magazine.

Or just click the link. Man, the Internet rocks.

Artest gave an interview to the magazine recently during which he said, among other beauties, that he is ready to fight former Pistons center Ben Wallace, hinted that referee Joey Crawford wanted the Los Angeles Lakers to beat the Houston Rockets in last season’s Western Conference semis, and that he drank Hennessy at halftime while he was a member of the Chicago Bulls at the start of his pro career.

All of those together make for a great story. But Artest was also asked about the “Malice at the Palace” brawl from Nov. 19 2004. Truly, his finest moment. And Artest’s answer landed somewhere between stupid and “Whaaaaaaa?!”

“It wasn’t my fault. … I don’t see anything I could have done different. The only thing I could have done was have God pause time so I could have said, ‘Oh, look, you’re about to run in some stands, so stop.'”

And really, he’s right. Where is God when you ask him to freeze time? We all know that he controls the universal clock. Talk about being asleep at the switch. Jesus Christ, God!

Although I can think of another couple of things Ron Artest could have done differently that night: When he charged into the stands, he probably should have made sure that the guy he was assaulting actually had something to do with instigating the melee. And then he probably shouldn’t have challenged another fan to a fight on the court, which led to somebody getting LeGarretted by Jermaine O’Neal.

But hey, who am I to question Artest’s judgement? Only God can judge us. And press the world’s pause button.

  1. December 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Jermaine’s hit remains my favorite part of that whole incident.

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